Alumni Innovators Hub

Access the power of U of T’s entrepreneurship community to forge connections and transform your ideas into ventures.

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Alumni are a part of the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship community.

Be the first to hear about new opportunities and offerings from across U of T’s global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Community Impact

U of T is a global powerhouse for innovation and entrepreneurship. Our alumni have launched hundreds of ventures and attracted billions in investment.

$ 368

billion (USD) generated in annual revenues


million jobs created

$ 6.75

billion (USD) invested in startups globally

See how U of T alumni innovators are making an impact around the world.


As a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, U of T can connect you with the resources you need to advance your career or accelerate your next venture.

Explore resources and opportunities from across the U of T entrepreneurship ecosystem.

From quantum computing to social impact, discover the innovative startups and ventures that are transforming lives in Canada and around the world.

This directory includes companies founded by U of T students, alumni or faculty, companies built using intellectual property generated at U of T, as well as companies that have participated in a U of T accelerator.

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Global Challenge Lab is a virtual entrepreneurship program. Join students and recent alumni from across the world to form international teams and generate solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges and work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn new skills, meet new people and win a share of the prize fund. Registration closes June 15, 2024. Learn more & register

Why IP Matters

Did you know that businesses with a higher awareness of Intellectual Property (IP) and those that hold formal IP are much more likely to experience higher growth, expand their markets, and receive various types of financing?

As intellectual property becomes an increasingly important driver in economic prosperity, the need to bridge the IP awareness gap for innovators and entrepreneurs has never been more relevant.

If you are an entrepreneur, researcher or student, register now to learn about your IP rights, why they matter, and how IP strategies can be applied in business. Registration open on a rolling basis.

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Register for free access to LinkedIn Learning, a benefit exclusively for U of T alumni. Through April 17, 2024 , enjoy unlimited access to online courses from industry experts in Business, Technology, Innovation and more. Whether you're interested in learning foundations of entrepreneurship, honing your elevator pitch, or raising capital, LinkedIn learning can provide you with knowledge and tools to support your next steps.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. With LinkedIn Learning, U of T alumni get:

  • Unlimited access: Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows.

Approximate retail value of $47/month. While quantities last. Maximum one registration per alum per year.

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Are you working on a health-focused venture and looking for support?

Housed within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Health Innovation Hub (H2i) is U of T’s health-focused accelerator. H2i’s mission is to educate, enable, partner and facilitate early-stage entrepreneurs on the commercialization of health matters. They do this through tailored mentorship, entrepreneurial education, funding opportunities and events.

In 2022-23 alone, H2i hosted over 116 events, and engaged over 130 health industry sector mentors who provided more than 2200 hours of mentorship. H2i supported 210 early-stage companies last year, who generated $162 million in 2022-23. Deeply embedded in the health innovation ecosystem, H2i works with over 110 partners on a variety of programs and services.

Curious to learn how H2i can support you as your further develop and scale your venture? Visit their website at, or email

Take your concept, service, or product to the next level with continuing studies courses, certificates and programs.

Entrepreneurship Program

Developed in collaboration with a team at MaRS, one of the world’s largest innovation hubs, our courses will help you validate your concept, build a viable and scalable business model, secure funding, and help you become a successful entrepreneur.

2927 - Foundations in Entrepreneurial Management
2928 - Market Intelligence & Customer Discovery
2929 - Business Model Design
2930 - Marketing & Sales for Entrepreneurs
2931 - Building & Managing Your Team
2932 - Finding & Managing Financing
3428 - Financing an Early-Stage Company 3951 - Sustainable Investing

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Business Innovation Certificate

Are you an organizational leader or manager who aims to create growth for your organization through strategic innovation? If yes, this certificate will help you develop your intrapreneurship skills and create a sustainable culture of innovation in your organization. The courses guide you through the entire innovation process, from building an initial business case to making innovation a sustainable practice.

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Rotman alumni can take advantage of a 25% discount on eligible Executive Programs.

Rotman Business Design Thinking: From Insight to Innovation

This intense six-week online program provides a 4-step framework to navigate the innovation process.

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CIRI-Rotman Investor Relations Certification

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), the Investor Relations (IR) Certification Program covers all relevant areas of the multi-disciplinary role of IR, including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications.

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Advance and grow your career with online certificate programs from IMIx. U of T alumni receive a discount of up to 10% off all program fees.

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Explore recommended resources for research related to entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization: from science and technology literature to market research and patents.

Compiled by University of Toronto Libraries, the resources linked on this page are publicly accessible and (mostly) free to use - some may charge for extended access or offer a free limited trial.

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Get Involved

Collaborate with fellow grads who are doing incredible things and share your strengths with the next generation.

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Looking for a job? Switching industries? Join free career webinars, swap advice with fellow U of T alumni innovators, or share your own insights with entrepreneurial U of T students.

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Job Shadowing Program

Entrepreneurial students shadow a U of T alum innovator for a day on the job to help learn about about career options and build their professional network.

UTM ICUBE Mentorship Program

ICUBE offers early-stage business development and commercialization services, including an entrepreneurial curriculum, business advisory services, collaborative space, expert speaker sessions and a mentorship program. 

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We welcome great alumni who are looking to partner, mentor and invest in the U of T entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Mentor Health Startups with H2i

Health Innovation Hub (H2i) is an accelerator working to educate, enable, partner, and facilitate early-stage entrepreneurs on the commercialization of health matters. Mentorship is a key component of their programming, with a community of 130+ health industry sector mentors.

Give & Support

U of T is driving the innovation that Canada needs to meet global challenges, improve lives, strengthen communities, and generate prosperity at home and around the world.

Your support helps foster an environment that fuels our entrepreneurial drive and unlocks the potential of our most transformative ideas.

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Engineer a better healthcare system

The Centre for Healthcare Engineering uses data-driven research to improve health system efficiency and enhance patient care across Canada.

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Build a global engine of innovation

The Creative Destruction Lab helps emerging science- and tech-based companies translate their promising ideas into solutions.

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Teach the body to repair itself

Medicine by Design is harnessing the game-changing field of regenerative medicine to move health care into the future.

When the University of Toronto and its supporters rally together, we can achieve incredible things. Explore how we’re addressing the most urgent issues of our time.

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